Stalwart Stal"wart (st[o^]l"w[~e]rt or st[add]l"-; 277), Stalworth Stal"worth (-w[~e]rth), a. [OE. stalworth, AS. st[ae]lwyr[eth] serviceable, probably originally, good at stealing, or worth stealing or taking, and afterwards extended to other causes of estimation. See {Steal}, v. t., {Worth}, a.] Brave; bold; strong; redoubted; daring; vehement; violent. ``A stalwart tiller of the soil.'' --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster]

Fair man he was and wise, stalworth and bold. --R. of Brunne. [1913 Webster]

Note: Stalworth is now disused, or but little used, stalwart having taken its place. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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